TherapyEd’s NPTE Review & Study Guide is the #1 best-selling guide for the NPTE and the ONLY guide updated every year to make sure it is up-to-date for the exam. Distinguished educators Drs. Susan O’Sullivan, Raymond Siegelman, Scott Shaffer, and Thomas Sutlive lead a team of exceptional contributors and item writers, including program directors, senior faculty members, board certified specialists and experienced clinicians, to make sure the book covers all aspects of the NPTE.
The new, 26th edition NPTE Review & Study Guide for 2023 is now available and contains comprehensive physical therapy content review, an advanced design for better comprehension and improved studying, three complete online practice exams with 600 rigorous questions, and insightful Score Reports to guide your study plan. The current Content Outline focuses on the major systems and our authors, instructors, and items writers have created new questions, content, and teaching strategies to help candidates pass the exam.
About the Best-selling Guide
TherapyEd’s NPTE Review & Study Guide is recognized as the most trusted resource in exam preparation by students, faculty, and practicing therapists throughout the country. The ONLY Guide updated every year to stay current with the exam, it includes a comprehensive review of physical therapy content, study and test-taking strategies, current licensure information, and three complete simulated exams on TherapyEd’s Learning Portal. All sample exam items are categorized according to the current Content Outline and challenge students to properly prepare for the breadth, depth and rigor of the NPTE.
Be Prepared for the NPTE:
- Dynamic full-color design
- Critical thinking challenges
- Chapter review sections
- 600 questions
- New illustrations, figures and tables
Teaching Tools and Critical Reasoning Rationales:
For all 600 questions, the authors have created Teaching Tools that are unmatched for their level of knowledge, detail, and instruction. This highlighted section teaches students how to review and analyze challenging NPTE-like items and includes complete explanations of correct and incorrect choices and critical reasoning rationales.
About the Authors:
Susan O’Sullivan, PT, EdD is Professor Emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and co-author of the foundational text, Physical Rehabilitation. She was an Instructor and Assistant Professor at Boston University and then an Associate Professor and Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, serving as department chair from 2002-2008. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Physical Therapy degrees, as well as her Ed.D. in Human Development (with a specialization in psychomotor development and motor learning), from Boston University.
She has co-authored several textbooks, most notably “Physical Rehabilitation,” which is the most widely used textbook by DPT programs and has been translated into five languages for world-wide distribution (Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese). She has also co-authored “Improving Functional Outcomes in Physical Rehabilitation” and the National Physical Therapy Examination Review and Study Guide. While at UMass Lowell, Dr. O’Sullivan taught neurological and geriatric physical therapy courses, receiving awards for her instructional abilities. Most notably, she was the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Neurologic Education award from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.
Raymond Siegelman, PT, DPT, MS is President Emeritus of TherapyEd and served as President from the company’s founding in 1988. With Drs. Susan O’Sullivan, Scott Shaffer, and Thomas Sutlive he is co-author of the National Physical Therapy Examination Review & Study Guide. Dr. Siegelman received his physical therapy education at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City, Boston University and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. He was a member of the faculty in the physical therapy programs at Boston University and then at Northeastern University for ten years. Between 1977 and 1988 he also practiced in the area of sports physical therapy. From 1982-1987, Dr. Siegelman was the Executive Director of the APTA of Massachusetts. He has also held the position of Chief Delegate, Delegate and Chairman of the Eastern District of the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA. He has served on and chaired many committees at the district, chapter and national levels of the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2005, Dr. Siegelman received the Kessler Memorial Award from the APTA of Massachusetts.
Scott Shaffer, PT, PhD, ECS is an Instructor for TherapyEd, and a Professor at The University of the Incarnate Word. He is a board-certified specialist in clinical electrophysiologic physical therapy and a retired Colonel from the US Army, where he served in a variety of roles, including Chief of Army Physical Therapy, Dean of the Graduate Programs at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School, and former director and professor at the US Army Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy. He serves as a co-editor and chapter author for TherapyEd’s best-selling National Physical Therapy Exam Review & Study Guide. Dr. Shaffer completed his PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky and earned his PT degree from the Army-Baylor University PT program. His interests include neuromusculoskeletal evaluation/treatment, clinical electrophysiology assessment, injury risk screening, and health outcomes. He has numerous peer reviewed publications and has presented at various international and national conferences.
Thomas Sutlive, PT, PhD is an Instructor for TherapyEd and Professor for the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor for the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He earned his B.A. in Physical Education and Religion from the College of William and Mary, his Masters of Physical Therapy from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program, and his Ph.D in Anatomy/Physical Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Sutlive is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army, having served 23 years on active duty. He serves as a co-editor and chapter author for TherapyEd’s best-selling National Physical Therapy Exam Review & Study Guide. and is an author of numerous peer reviewed publications. He is also is actively engaged in research focusing on examination and intervention strategies for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
The Review & Study Guide also includes:
- Fixed-Date Testing information
- Critical Reasoning Assessment
- Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Imaging Appendix
- Code of Ethics
- Academic Index
- Online access to the TherapyEd learning portal with 3 complete practice exams
- Rehabilitation for lymphatic disease
- Table of motor learning and training strategies
- Extensive guidelines on standard/universal precautions
- Locomotor training/body weight support systems
- Osteoporosis update including World Health Organization criteria, bone mineral density and intervention
- Musculoskeletal differential diagnosis; kinematic chain tables
- Updates on basic life support and CPR
- Additional information and detail regarding Evidence-based Practice
- Disaster response and planning including PT role
Chapters are consistent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice:
- Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
- Neuromuscular Physical Therapy
- Cardiovascular Physical Therapy
- Pulmonary Physical Therapy
- Integumentary Physical Therapy
- Other Systems including GI, GU and Metabolic/Endocrine and Psychological Conditions
- Pediatric Physical Therapy
- Geriatric Physical Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercise Foundations
- Physical Agents and Modalities
- Functional Training and Orthotic, Prosthetic and Supportive Devices
- Professional Roles and Management
- Education & Consultation
- Research and Evidence-based Practice
Great reviews from students…
“The best material on the market – I have 3 books!”– Luciana S., Hunter College
“I want to say thank you for constructing such a detailed and thoughtful NPTE Review book!! I used a different review book from another organization for my first attempt at the NPTE and I did not pass. After taking the exam I felt that the book I had used was not detailed enough and glazed over many important subjects. Through a friend I heard about the O’Sullivan and Siegelman NPTE Review and Study Guide and she highly recommended it. The book was fantastic and I especially want to note the detail and organization of the Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary sections, as well as the practice exams. I am ecstactic to say I passed the NPTE the second time and raised my score from a 591 to a 712! Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a fantastic review book!!!”– Kimberly Roth
“The Course Manual and the NPTE Review & Study Guide offer a comprehensive approach for success on the exam. The course helped me identify areas of weakness that I need to focus on.”– Meghan B., Lebanon Valley College
Purchase the Guide
TherapyEd’s NPTE Review & Study Guide is included with the price of the Physical Therapist Prep Course, or can be purchased separately for $90.00, plus shipping and handling.
National Physical Therapy Exam
Review and Study Guide
O’Sullivan, Siegelman, Shaffer, & Sutlive
The 26th edition NPTE Review & Study Guide for 2023 is now available! Up-to-date for the current exam blueprint and with an advanced design for better comprehension and improved studying, the 2023 Review & Study Guide provides a comprehensive content review, 3 complete online practice exams on the TherapyEd Learning Portal, personalized feedback to determine individual strengths and weaknesses, and insightful Score Reports to guide your studying.